5 Things to do in Edmonton this weekend
This weekend offers plenty of films, fans, discovery and duct tape for Edmontonians.
Edmonton International Film Festival
What: The 27th annual Edmonton International Film Festival kicks off with nine straight days of indie film viewing for the cinephile. This year’s festival includes 55 feature-length films and 110 shorts, the latter lumped together into feature-length packages. The whole thing promises a diverse and unique array of options to suit almost any cinematic taste. And the best part is — each and every one of the EIFF films are Edmonton premieres, practically guaranteeing a spoiler-free viewing experience. Tickets are available online and at recognized EIFF vendors.
When? Sept. 26 through Oct. 5
Faculty of Arts presents: Anna Maria Tremonti
When? Friday Sept. 27, 7:00 to 8:15 p.m.
Alberta Culture Days
What: From its 2008 roots as a one-day event celebrating the best of Alberta’s arts and cultural communities, Culture Days has grown into a three-day, province-wide extravaganza attended by thousands. This year includes 1,225 unique cultural, heritage, artistic or outdoor happenings — 268 in Edmonton. If that prospect seems daunting to you, you can use this app to ensure you get the most of of your weekend.
When? Friday Sept. 27 to Sunday Sept. 29
Red Green — How To Do Everything Tour
What: From 1991 to 2006, comedian Steve Smith's flannel-clad character taught a generation of would-be handymen that all you really need in this world is enough duct tape. Now, the Red Green Show’s title character is back with a new comedy tour, billing itself as a “brand new show — same Old Guy.” It's packed with stories, jokes, advice and a word we can’t publish on CBC. Tickets are available online through Ticketmaster.
When? Saturday Sept. 28 at 7:00 p.m.
Edmonton Comic and Entertainment Expo
When? Saturday Sept. 28 & Sunday Sept. 29
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